Patrick Gaspard Named U.S. South African Ambassador
Haitian-American Patrick Gaspard has been selected as U.S. Ambassador to South Africa.
He began his career working for New York Mayor Dinkins, and headed the New York City Council. In 2003, he participated in Howard Dean's presidential bid.
Gaspard was appointed Special Advisor to President Obama in 2008. In 2011, the American Patrick Gaspard has been selected as U.S. Ambassador to South Africa.
Democratic National Committee appointed him its Executive Director.
Obama's Security Advisor says Gaspard is the right choice because he comes from the Congo, and "cares deeply about South Africa".